Days 4 and 5 #5ways2wellbeing – BE ACTIVE, KEEP LEARNING and TAKE NOTICE

I’ve managed to record three of the five ways to wellbeing this weekend and here’s the proof.



Day 4It’s impossible to take a photo in my house without a greyhound getting in it some way, and the little green lump at the bottom of this one is our Sid ‘not vicious’ Brown having a snooze under his blanket.

The trainers represent my attempt over the last couple of months to get out jogging and I’ve finally downloaded Couch to 5k to help things along. I’ll give these blog posts a little more detail than the Twitter and Facebook pages so you can see any links.

To be honest, I need something to work towards, so I’m looking at mud runs for the Spring – any recommendations for ones happening in the Midlands would be great!

The chair is a reminder I need to TAKE NOTICE of my back and sit properly. I’m quite bad at this and my back let me know in November – ouch! As I spend a lot of time at work, I’ve been reading this NHS article on how to sit correctly. I’ve also been looking at kneeling chairs – has anybody else got one? (image courtesy of



I’ve found a way to keep track of all the blogs I like to follow in one place. I know there are lots of versions of this out there, but suits me well.

See you all next week,





About beautyandutilityarts

My name is Katherine Brown and I run Beauty and Utility Arts, an Arts and Health project management service. I have over a decade of experience working with vulnerable groups and individuals in roles including support worker, Supported Employment Advisor and Community Fundraiser for The Midlands. Now, I manage a range of Arts and Health projects involving carers, people using mental health and learning disability services and the over 50′s. I specialise in developing ideas, fundraising, full project management, consultation, workshop provision, sourcing artists, Social Enterprise, event planning, SROI and exploring sustainability options. Since beginning Beauty and Utility Arts in January 2010 I have worked on a range of projects including comedy workshops, placing public art into health centres, setting up a Social Enterprise, project managing Showcase Smoothie, developing mental health walking projects and running arts based reminiscence workshops for the over 50′s, all of which is detailed in my blog (
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